Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday baking... Peanut butter chocolate chip blondies....

There were a few birthdays this weekend, so even though I am killing it health wise, I baked for everyone else... Because it was a request of one if the birthday girls, they were the peanut butter chocolate chip, which I don't like which worked out well! The kids helped, jeepers it can be full on with both of them... I do think it is important that they both get the baking experience, even though Marley (half) bakes at kinder every Thursday, so I persist...

The kids thought that these were the bomb! Recipe jacked from Two Peas and their Pod, it makes almost double the amount that I like...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch by 13-inch pan and set aside.

2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter, until creamy and combined. Set mixture aside to cool.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

4. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the peanut butter mixture, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared dry ingredients, and stir until batter is smooth. Fold in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips, reserving the rest for sprinkling on top.

5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, spreading the batter evenly to the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips and lightly press them into the batter.

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden and the edges are slightly browned. Remove blondies from oven and place them on a wire rack to cool. Once cooled, cut into squares and serve.

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